Paper goldfish lantern making experience

1 hr, 30 min

E-Ticket

Group Tour

Goldfish lanterns are literally goldfish-shaped paper lanterns, and the art of making them by hand is a traditional folk craft which has been passed on for many generations since the Edo period. Now they have become popular and known as a symbol of Yanai City. The story that has been passed down is that 150 years ago at the end of Samurai era, prosperous merchants in Yanai made this unique lantern with paper, bamboo and...
Goldfish lanterns are literally goldfish-shaped paper lanterns, and the art of making them by hand is a traditional folk craft which has been passed on for many generations since the Edo period. Now they have become popular and known as a symbol of Yanai City. The story that has been passed down is that 150 years ago at the end of Samurai era, prosperous merchants in Yanai made this unique lantern with paper, bamboo and dyes used for traditional local fabrics. In those days, the lantern was primarily used for welcoming someone, but now they are displayed throughout the city to entertain people. In summer, the whole city including “white-walled street” is filled with Goldfish lanterns. The Yanai Goldfish Lantern Festival is held every year on AUG 13th near Yanai Station with large Goldfish floats being carried down the street.
This workshop gives you a unique experience of coloring, putting fins and tail on lanterns. Please take this great opportunity to make traditional folk craft.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Making your own Goldfish Lantern.
Learning how to make the lantern by watching an instructional video.
A tour of our sweets factory.
Your choice of refreshment (Matcha tea or Soft drink)
This workshop involves working with some small pieces and painting small details. Please bring your glasses if you need them.

Important Details

Included
  • A tour of our sweets factory.
  • Gift box to take your lantern home in.
  • Your choice of refreshment (Matcha tea or Soft drink).
Not Included
  • Transportation fee to the meeting place
Departure Point
Nakabasara-5275 Yanai, Yamaguchi 742-0021, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.